HyperDic: figure

English > 18 senses of the word figure:
NOUNcommunicationfigure, figa diagram or picture illustrating textual material
bodyfigure, human body, physical body, material body, soma, build, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, fleshalternative names for the body of a human being
quantityfigure, digitone of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration
artifactfigurea model of a bodily form (especially of a person)
person figure, name, public figurea well-known or notable person
shapefigurea combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
possessionfigurean amount of money expressed numerically
attributefigurethe impression produced by a person
attributefigure, numberthe property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
communicationfigure, trope, figure of speech, imagelanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
cognitionfigurea unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground
artifactfigure, design, patterna decorative or artistic work
actfigurea predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating
VERBcognitionfigure, calculate, estimate, reckon, count on, forecastjudge to be probable
stativefigure, enterbe or play a part of or in
creationfigure, visualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, picture, imageimagine
cognitionfigure, calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckonmake a mathematical calculation or computation
cognitionfigureunderstand
figure > pronunciation
Soundsfih'gyer
Rhymesbehavior ... Xavier: 32 rhymes with yer...
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA diagram or picture illustrating textual material.
Example"the area covered can be seen from Figure 2"
Synonymfig
Broaderillustrationartwork that helps make something clear or attractive
Spanishfigura
Catalanfigura
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 2, body
MeaningAlternative names for the body of a human being.
Synonymshuman body, physical body, material body, soma, build, physique, anatomy, shape, bod, chassis, frame, form, flesh
Part ofhomo, man, human being, humanAny living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
person, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Narroweradult bodyThe body of an adult human being
female bodyThe body of a female human being
juvenile bodyThe body of a young person
male bodyThe body of a male human being
personA human body (usually including the clothing)
Broaderbody, organic structureThe entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
Spanishanatomía, carne, cuerpo humano, cuerpo, figura, físico, forma, soma
Catalananatomia, carn, cos humà, cos, cuerpo, figura, físic, forma, soma
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 3, quantity
MeaningOne of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration.
Synonymdigit
Narrowerbinary digitEither 0 or 1 in binary notation
decimal digitA digit from 0 to 9 in decimal notation
duodecimal digitA digit from 0 to 11 in duodecimal notation
eight, 8, VIII, eighter, eighter from Decatur, octad, ogdoad, octonary, octetThe cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
five, 5, V, cinque, quint, quintet, fivesome, quintuplet, pentad, fin, Phoebe, Little PhoebeThe cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
four, 4, IV, tetrad, quatern, quaternion, quaternary, quaternity, quartet, quadruplet, foursome, Little JoeThe cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
hexadecimal digitA digit from 0 to 15 in hexadecimal notation
nine, 9, IX, niner, Nina from Carolina, enneadThe cardinal number that is the sum of eight and one
octal digitA digit from 0 to 7 in octal notation
one, 1, I, ace, single, unityThe smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
seven, 7, VII, sevener, heptad, septet, septenaryThe cardinal number that is the sum of six and one
significant digit, significant figureAny digit of a number that is known with certainty
six, 6, VI, sixer, sise, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, sextet, sestet, sextuplet, hexadThe cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
three, 3, III, trio, threesome, tierce, leash, troika, triad, trine, trinity, ternary, ternion, triplet, tercet, terzetto, trey, deuce-aceThe cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
two, 2, II, deuceThe cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
zero, 0, nought, cipher, cypherA mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
Broaderinteger, whole numberAny of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero
Spanishcifra, dígito
Catalandígit, xifra
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningA model of a bodily form (especially of a person).
Example"he made a figure of Santa Claus"
InstancesTrojan Horse, Wooden HorseA large hollow wooden figure of a horse (filled with Greek soldiers) left by the Greeks outside Troy during the Trojan War
NarrowerdummyA figure representing the human form
figureheadfigure on the bow of some sailing vessels
figurine, statuetteA small carved or molded / molded figure
puppet, marionetteA small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
snowmanA figure of a person made of packed snow
Broadermodel, simulationrepresentation of something (sometimes on a smaller scale)
Spanishfigura
Catalanfigura
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 5, person
MeaningA well-known or notable person.
Example "she is an important figure in modern music"
Synonymsname, public figure
Broaderimportant person, influential person, personageA person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
Spanishfigura, nombre, personaje público, persona
Catalanfigura, nom, persona
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 6, shape
MeaningA combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape.
NarrowerequilateralA figure whose sides are all equal
parallel(mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes)
pencilA figure formed by a set of straight lines or light rays meeting at a point
plane figure, two-dimensional figureA two-dimensional shape
solid figure, three-dimensional figureA three-dimensional shape
subfigureA figure that is a part of another figure
Broadershape, formThe spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
Spanishfigura
Catalanfigura
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 7, possession
MeaningAn amount of money expressed numerically.
Example"a figure of $17 was suggested"
Broadersum, sum of money, amount, amount of moneyA quantity of money
Spanishcifra
Catalanxifra
Verbsfiguremake a mathematical calculation or computation
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 8, attribute
MeaningThe impression produced by a person.
Examples
  • "he cut a fine figure"
  • "a heroic figure"
Broaderimpression, effectAn outward appearance
Spanishfigura
Catalanfigura
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 9, attribute
MeaningThe property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals.
Example "the figure was about a thousand"
Synonymnumber
NarrowerfewnessThe quality of being small in number
innumerableness, countlessnessA number beyond counting
majority, bulkThe property resulting from being or relating to the greater in number of two parts
minorityBeing or relating to the smaller in number of two parts
numerousness, numerosity, multiplicityA large number
preponderance, prevalenceA superiority in numbers or amount
roundnessThe quality of being round numbers
BroaderamountThe relative magnitude of something with reference to a criterion
Spanishnúmero
Catalannombre
Verbsfiguremake a mathematical calculation or computation
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 10, communication
Meaninglanguage used in a figurative or nonliteral sense.
Synonymstrope, figure of speech, image
NarrowerconceitAn elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar / dissimilar things
hyperbole, exaggerationextravagant exaggeration
ironyA trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
kenningconventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry
metaphorA figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
metonymySubstituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself (as in 'they counted heads')
oxymoronconjoining contradictory terms (as in 'deafening silence')
personification, prosopopoeiarepresenting an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
simileA figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds (usually formed with 'like' or 'as')
synecdocheSubstituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
zeugmaUse of a word to govern two or more words though appropriate to only one
Broaderrhetorical deviceA use of language that creates a literary effect (but often without regard for literal significance)
Usagebell ringer, bull's eye, mark, home runSomething that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal
blind alley(figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement
blockbuster, megahit, smash hitAn unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel)
cakewalkAn easy accomplishment
dawnAn opening time period
domino effectThe consequence of one event setting off a chain of similar events (like a falling domino causing a whole row of upended dominos to fall / fall)
eveningA later concluding time period
flip sideA different aspect of something (especially the opposite aspect)
goldbrickAnything that is supposed to be valuable but turns out to be worthless
helmA position of leadership
housecleaning(figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
lens(metaphor) a channel through which something can be seen or understood
periodThe end or completion of something
rainy dayA (future) time of financial need
sleeperAn unexpected hit
summerThe period of finest development, happiness, or beauty
Spanishimagen, metáfora, tropo
Catalanimatge, trop, tropo
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 11, cognition
MeaningA unitary percept having structure and coherence that is the object of attention and that stands out against a ground.
Broaderpercept, perception, perceptual experienceThe representation of what is perceived
OppositegroundA relatively homogeneous percept extending back of the figure on which attention is focused
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 12, artifact
MeaningA decorative or artistic work.
Synonymsdesign, pattern
Narrowerargyle, argyllA design consisting of a pattern of varicolored diamonds on a solid background (originally / originally for knitted articles)
bear clawAn incised design resembling the claw of a bear
damasceneA design produced by inlaying gold or silver into steel
decal, decalcomaniaEither a design that is fixed to some surface or a paper bearing the design which is to be transferred to the surface
deviceAny ornamental pattern or design (as in embroidery)
emblemspecial design or visual object representing a quality, type, group, etc.
herringbone, herringbone patternA pattern of columns of short parallel lines with all the lines in one column sloping one way and lines in adjacent columns sloping the other way
linocutA design carved in relief into a block of linoleum
mandalaAny of various geometric designs (usually circular) symbolizing the universe
markingA pattern of marks
mihrab(Islam) a design in the shape of niche in a Muslim prayer rug
motif, motiveA design or figure that consists of recurring shapes or colors, as in architecture or decoration
polka dotdesign consisting of a pattern of regularly spaced circular spots
pyrographA design produced by pyrography
screen saver(computer science) a moving design that appears on a computer screen when there has been no input for a specified period of time
sunburstA design consisting of a central disk resembling the sun and rays emanating from it
tattooA design on the skin made by tattooing
tetraskelion, tetraskeleA figure consisting of four stylized human arms or legs (or bent lines) radiating from a center
triskelion, triskeleA figure consisting of three stylized human arms or legs (or three bent lines) radiating from a center
weavePattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
Broaderdecoration, ornament, ornamentationSomething used to beautify
Spanishadorno, diseño, figura, patrón
Catalandisseny, figura
English > figure: 18 senses > noun 13, act
MeaningA predetermined set of movements in dancing or skating.
Example"she made the best score on compulsory figures"
Narrowerfigure eightA skating figure that carves an 8 in the ice
spread eagleA skating figure executed with the skates heel to heel in a straight line
Broadermaneuver, manoeuvre, playA deliberate coordinated movement requiring dexterity and skill
Spanishfigura
Catalanfigura
English > figure: 18 senses > verb 1, cognition
Meaningjudge to be probable.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymscalculate, estimate, reckon, count on, forecast
Narrowerallow, take into accountAllow or plan for a certain possibility
Broaderevaluate, pass judgment, judgeform a critical opinion of
Spanishaugurar, calcular, contar, estimar, presagiar, prever, pronosticar
Catalanaugurar, calcular, estimar, presagiar, preveure, pronosticar
English > figure: 18 senses > verb 2, stative
MeaningBe or play a part of or in.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "Elections figure prominently in every government program"
  • "How do the elections figure in the current pattern of internal politics?"
Synonymenter
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
Spanishconstar, figurar
Catalanconstar de, ésser consignat, figurar
English > figure: 18 senses > verb 3, creation
Meaningimagine; conceive of; see in one's mind.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymsvisualize, visualise, envision, project, fancy, see, picture, image
Broaderimagine, conceive of, ideate, envisageform a mental image of something that is not present or that is not the case
Similar tounderstand, realize, realise, seeperceive (an idea or situation) mentally
visualize, visualiseform a mental picture of something that is invisible or abstract
Spanishfigurarse, imaginarse, imaginar, representarse, ver, visualizar
Catalanfigurar-se, imaginar-se, representar-se, veure
Nounsfigurationrepresenting figuratively as by emblem or allegory
English > figure: 18 senses > verb 4, cognition
Meaningmake a mathematical calculation or computation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Synonymscalculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
Entailed bygetreach by calculation
Narroweradd, add togethermake an addition by combining numbers
average, average outcompute the average of
budgetmake a budget
capitalize, capitalisecompute the present value of a business or an income
differentiatecalculate a derivative
divide, fractionPerform a division
estimate, gauge, approximate, guess, judgejudge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
extractcalculate the root / root of a number
factor, factor in, factor outresolve into factors
integratecalculate the integral of
interpolate, extrapolateEstimate the value of
miscalculate, misestimatecalculate / calculate incorrectly
multiplycombine by multiplication
processPerform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information
proratedivide or assess proportionally
quantize, quantiseapply quantum theory to
recalculatecalculate anew
resolve, solveFind the solution
subtract, deduct, take offmake a subtraction
surveyPlot a map of (land)
BroaderreasonThink logically
See alsofigure outfind the solution to (a problem or question) or understand the meaning / meaning of
Similar towork outBe calculated
Spanishaverigüar, calcular, codificar, computar, deducir
Catalancalcular, computar
Nounsfigurethe property possessed by a sum or total or indefinite quantity of units or individuals
figurean amount of money expressed numerically
figureran expert at calculation (or at operating calculating machines)
figuringproblem solving that involves numbers or quantities
English > figure: 18 senses > verb 5, cognition
Meaningunderstand.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"He didn't figure her"
Broadergrok, get the picture, comprehend, savvy, dig, grasp, compass, apprehendGet the meaning / meaning of something
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanishcomprender, entender, figurarse, representarse
Catalanafigurar-se, figurar-se, representar-se

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